By: Brigid Stakelum

Many older adults are on a tight budget, and that can make access to fresh food very difficult for them. This is very important because nutrition is vital for all people, including older adults.  So what do you do? Today we are talking about some ways older adults can eat healthy on a budget.

  1. Look into SNAP benefits: you may qualify for SNAP benefits, which can help you pay for food. This can be vital financial assistance for some people.
  2. Purchase in-season produce: Fruits and vegetables are important sources of vitamins and minerals, but they can be prohibitively expensive. You can cut back on costs by purchasing in-season fruits and vegetables, which are typically cheaper.
  3. Buy local: local produce may be cheaper than other options.
  4. Contact us: we can help! Our caregivers can help with the food planning and financial planning required to go grocery shopping. We can help connect you with assistance programs, and find coupons for you to use.

In short, there are a few ways you can eat healthy, even if you are on a budget. We hope all of our clients have access to the nutrition they need, so please reach out if you need our assistance.